A Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson confirmed on Monday that an arrest warrant has been issued for the former manager of comic book visionary Stan Lee.
Keya Morgan is facing three felony counts of embezzlement, theft, fraud or forgery against an elder adult. He is also charged with one felony account of false imprisonment, and a misdemeanor count of elder abuse.
A Marvel Comics legend, Lee passed away in November of last year at the age of 95. Several months before he died, a temporary restraining order was issued against Morgan after elder abuse allegations surfaced.
A Controlling Force
Following the death of Lee’s beloved wife Joan in 2017, Morgan allegedly forced himself into Mr. Lee’s affairs. Or, as Lee’s lawyer put it, Morgan “inserted himself into Mr. Lee’s life.”
Court documents show that Morgan had been accused of taking over Lee’s Hollywood Hills home. He also allegedly hired security guards to deter visits from Lee’s friends and family. He then later moved Lee to a new, unfamiliar condominium to isolate him from his caregivers.
It is reportedly believed that Morgan also mishandled more than $5 million of Lee’s money.
Last year, Morgan denied allegations of abuse. Morgan has not yet commented on the new charges he’s currently facing.